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This is called "Taz" - meaning that there is a Parsha Stuma -combining the 2 spaces for a 9 yudim space.Many Ashkenazim follow the Taz, and do so.
It's very tight. Perhaps R' Zev is concerned it's too tight. Less than 9 yudin combined is possel even according to those who interpret the Taz the way R' Moshe explains above (Mishnah Brurah)...
They're isn't 9 yudin.This doesn't pass even according to taz.Perhaps cutting the last parsha off so that it's a separate piece can make these kosher.I don't know because I never looked into what the poskim say about such a solution.
לעניות דעתי זה לא עוזר להכשיר בשל יד
I haven't looked into it,But R' Moshe please explain why you think it's not a solution.
if you judge the end of the parsha by rov shuros there is almost nothing after shema
Extend the Dalet and tav of shma. Then thicken the nun of בין, and it'll be fine.
I would fix it by simply adding to the letters of the end of the lines. The only one you can't really add much to is the yud from anochi. Be careful with the chof pshutah, don't thicken the gug too much unless you are thickening the regel too (and lengthening it a fraction). But even without the yud and chof pshutah you would still have majority of lines longer. (still might be kedai to widen the yud and chof pshutah marginally so there is no space of three yudin at end of their line.) It might look a bit ugly after tikkun but at least it will be kosher. You can even add a drop to the beginning of each line of the parsha vi"s (just when thickening the vovs, start at the bottom and angle up to the right to widen, don't start at the top or you will potentially create a zayin). I can see this parsha being saved easily. If anyone wants I am happy to print it out, make the corrections, and there will easily be 9 to 10 yudin between them...
R' Eli,Can you please do that?I'd love to see it cuz I'm having difficulty imagining it.Tx!
IY"H I'll try and print out the image and do it in the coming days. I'll upload it as a new post...
Ari, as my kids say, that was a "jinx". We were both writing the same idea at the same time. I would think though that if you lengthen the nun, you would do it in the same way as the the cof pshutah i.e. only a fraction of the gug before thickening the regel and then add a bit more to the guy (so as to ensure you don't turn it into a chof pshutah). And, as in all these types of tikkunim, watch out for Panim Chadshos...
What does this say about the sofer's Chezkas Kashrus?
I can see how the Sofer may have mistaken to think there is 9 yudin.I'm just not sure why he needed to be "mehader";)
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